Category Archives: Education

The Best Health Care You Can Afford

“No, I mean I’m sorry that you’ve inherited such a miserable, collapsing Old Country. A place where rich Bankers own everything, where you’ve got to be grateful for a part-time job with no benefits and no retirement plan, where the … Continue reading

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Europe is Fundamentally Unserious About Mending Fences with Russia.

Certain European communities – usually from the business sector, but occasionally high-ranking politicians like Sigmar Gabriel – have publicly expressed resolve to make things up with Russia, and at least arrive at some sort of truce which will allow Europe … Continue reading

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We All Live on Savushkina Street Now.

“A lie’s true power cannot be accurately measured by the number of people who believe its deception when it is told, it must be measured by the number of people who will go out after hearing it trying to convince … Continue reading

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The Credibility Gap That Ought To Be

Leap aboard the Lyttenburgh Omnibus; what follows is a looonnngg guest post by Lyttenburgh, one which is going to be like the blind men who are trying to describe an elephant. “An elephant is like a rope”, says the one … Continue reading

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It Is What It Isn’t: Fake News Comes of Age as Ideology Trumps Evidence

Our deeds still travel with us from afar; and what we have been makes us what we are. George Eliot, Middlemarch We have arrived, in my opinion, upon the moment in the course of human history which marks the nadir … Continue reading

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A Trial of Spiritual Resolve: Sergey Lavrov’s Speech to the Military Academy of the General Staff

“Regimes planted by bayonets do not take root… Our military strength is a prerequisite to peace, but let it be clear we maintain this strength in the hope it will never be used, for the ultimate determinant in the struggle … Continue reading

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Olympian or Politician? Make Up Your Mind.

The latest Olympian to shoot off his cakehole to the world and bray his catastrophic ignorance is Canadian swimmer Mark Tewksbury. He tweeted earlier, although he has since taken it down, his extreme disapproval that ‘doper’ Yelana Isinbayeva had been … Continue reading

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Second Annual Fern of England Photo Caption Contest

Okay, this is a blatant play for time. So far I have not made a new post in April at all, and I know I need to do one but I can’t find the time. I have a 2.5-hour exam … Continue reading

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On the Art of Noticing the Obvious, and Invisible People, Part II

As promised, we’re going to press on with the conclusion of Lyttenburgh’s piece. So far the first part has racked up 4,404 hits and attracted 996 comments; not bad at all. The premise that Russian liberals are fifth-columnists who are … Continue reading

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The Weaponization of Ignorance: the West’s Go-To Experts

Brute Force and Ignorance, Just hit town, Looking like survivors, From the Lost and Found. Brute Force and Ignorance, Have come to play, A one-night stand at eight o’clock, Then they’ll be on their way. From, “Brute Force and Ignorance“, … Continue reading

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